A combination of strong housing price growth and super affordable home prices makes Georgia a great opportunity for Rent to Own buyers. Year over year, prices jumped a strong 5.6 percent this year prior and are expected to bump up another 3.7 within the next according to Zillow. This type of price growth makes locking in a home price now, before prices are less affordable, a great chance for buyers. Especially in popular metros like Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah, getting a home now is a great investment for the long term.
"Georgia On My Mind"
At the heart of the old south, Georgia is the eighth most populous state in the US. Nestled between the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the Peach State is home to everything from rich agricultural lands to Atlanta, a world class cosmopolitan city. Georgia is the world’s largest producer of pecans, as well as a major market player for poultry and eggs, cattle, and of course peaches. Georgia is a remarkably lush state, with magnolias, dogwoods, and southern pines from its rural spaces into its biggest cities. Georgia’s two major cities are Atlanta and Savannah, each with its own unique culture and identity. Savannah, with its wide tree-lined roads and old south identity, is perennially on lists of the best cities in the country and the world. Similarly, Atlanta is considered a world city, ranking 15th among world cities for gross domestic product. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport and hub for a variety of airlines, putting the whole world at your fingertips. Atlanta is a major telecom cable programming center, as well as one of the fastest growing tech centers in the country.
Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA Source: McLendon Law FirmBuying Real Estate in Georgia
Buying a home in Georgia offers you the opportunity to choose between a variety of different lifestyles: from bustling metropolis to rural homestead to coastal historic villa. Statewide, home value averages as of June 2015 come in at $139,300, an average that is considerably more affordable than the national average. Major cities in Georgia include Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Augusta, and Macon.
The Peach State offers a wide range of educational opportunities for students of all ages. Popular universities and colleges in Georgia include the University of Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Emory. Savannah is home to SCAD, which is one of the best art and design colleges in the nation.
Georgia is safer than the national average in terms of violent crime at 3.66 incidents per 1,000 residents according to Neighborhood Scout. Non-violent and property-related crime occurs at a rate of 33.47 per 1,000 residents, which is slightly higher than the 27.3 3 national average.
Historic Savannah, GA Via Visitty BeeCulture and Entertainment
A place where nature, history, and the modern world connect, Georgia offers a wide range of amusements and cultural events for visitors and residents alike. Georgia is home to several theme parks such as Six Flags Over Georgia and Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and SoakYa Water Park, as well as guided preservation tours in Atlanta and Savannah. For the sports fan, Georgia is home to teams in three major sports, as well as a vibrant college sports scene.